In addition to the information being outdated and duplicated, the company accountant was retiring which kick started our client into making the decision to transform to digital processes, as this left a void in the business and created an opportunity to change how the business was run.
Our client decided to use the expertise of Horsfield & Smith to help develop a plan towards digital transformation. Horsfield & Smith identified the need to embrace cloud-based systems as a solution to their problems:
“We performed a review, then met with the client and existing staff to see what reports they produced and where we could see possible long term time savings and efficiencies, by bringing on board cloud-based software”. – Mark Tooby, Outsourcing Manager, Horsfield & Smith
During the review process, Horsfield & Smith recommended Xero as the right accounting system due to their expertise in implementing Xero in other applications similar to JCS:
“Under their advice, we started looking at more modern systems, specifically Xero, to do the accounting and bookkeeping for the company, and that became the natural progression to look at the bolt-on for the CRM and MRP system”. – Oliver Caunt, Managing Director, JCS Nuclear Solutions
So that they could choose the right MRP system, our client began by identifying the key requirements of the system – this was achieved by getting all stakeholders in the business to identify their individual pain points in their day-to-day activities. It was revealed that a lot of time was being wasted on duplicating data through numerous Excel spreadsheets:
“All of this was mounting up to a lot of time every week”. – Oliver Caunt, Managing Director, JCS Nuclear Solutions